ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/show en-us 40 Chase Westfall - 101/exhibit - February 9th, 2013 - April 6th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>101 /exhibit</strong> Miami presents<strong> Chase Westfall</strong>, a solo exhibition from Chase Westfall. This is the artist’s first showing with the gallery. The opening reception with the artist will be held on February 9, 2013 from 7 – 10pm. The exhibition will conclude on April 6.</span></p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em> “Beauty is a trait of the surface, while the sublime begins deep inside, then forces its way to the surface. As the sub lime comes through to the surface it automatically destroys the picture th at was there.</em> — Thomas McEvilley,<em> “ Turned Upside Down and Torn Apart"</em> </span></p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This introduction to recent paintings by Chase Westfall focuses on dichotomizing socio-political, art historical, religious, and personal frameworks. By exploring polar opposites that are commonly accepted as being mutually exclusive, Westfall’s works force, by artistic contrivance, moments where harmony is imposed on the irreconcilable. Paint erly, traditional painting vs. Minimalist tendencies. Religious vs. Artistic practice. Apollonian vs. Dionysian. Secularism vs. Spiritualism. Order vs. Ecstasy.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">These anthropological concerns, both internal and external, are a sincere attempt at making sense of these struggles through modernist and anti-modernist mo des. The paintings on display, which range from 2009-2013, seem to long for a return to order by moving from transcendent abstract approaches to humanistic realist figurative respects within a single comp osition. Unlike the opposite, where the closer one visually comes to an image the more abstract it becomes, Westfall’s paintings by contrast become more revealing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> By peering “though” or “past” or “b eyond” the safety buffer of the lattices and familiar Minimalist devices (nods to Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Agnes Martin are recurring), the conflict is discovered. The peace is fleeting. Violence is unearthed, and wires wind around the ankles of the blind. Conc epts of animal sacrifice, surgery, modern medicine, war, and Judeo- Christian traditions are confronted, but only momentarily before the r eductive voids in the compositions visually disconnect the viewer yet again.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> To put it another way, says Westfall, “The shifting uncertainty of these positions accounts in part, I believe, for the recurring fo rm or motif of the diamond, which has the geometric regularity of a grid, but provides a more dynamic, and therefore more ambiguous, form: equally legible as (or capable of) violence and/or trans ce ndence.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> This first solo exhibition by Chase Westfall with the gallery is made possible in part by the generosity of the East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee and the Department of Art and Design who financially supported the production of 2012 works via grant giving. Chase Westfall is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at ETSU. His work was recently featured in New Am erican Paintings No. 100 (2012), and he has previous solo exhibitions at ETSU’s Tipton Gallery, an d Twin Kittens Gallery of Atlanta Georgia.</span></p> <p></p> <p></p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:16:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Marco Casentini - Abba Fine Art - February 16th, 2013 - April 11th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="2">Abba Fine Art is pleased to present Marco Casentini's paintings "Candyland" opening February 16 and on view through April 11, 2013. Marco Casentini is known for his lighthearted, optimistic and colorful works, which focus heavily on geometric representations of cityscapes. The strong, bright colors Marco favors are heavily influenced by scenery he experienced in his native Italy and in his frequent travels to Southern California.  Marco draws inspiration from Pop art, the Los Angeles urban scene, and the bright hues of Mexican architecture, as well as the fantastic, hyper-real worlds of Disney and other cartoons. <br /> <br /> In Marco’s acrylic and alkyd paintings, he explores the spatial dynamics of color, texture, and design. He is intrigued and inspired by urban spaces, and, through the use of colored blocks, he attempts to capture the geometry of city architecture and the large buildings that dominate city window views.<br /> <br /> Marco paints on canvas, a well as perspex, aluminum, brass, copper and wood. He is known for his grandiose wall paintings, in which he seeks to create a strong emotional impact through the use of great expanses of color. In these works, painting becomes architecture. <br />  <br /> Marco Casentini has exhibited his artwork in Italy, the U.S., French, Germany and Switzerland in more then 50 solo exhibitions since 1983. Casentini’s work appears in many private, corporate, and public collections, including the Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany; The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH; the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, the Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA, the Mestna Galerija, Nova Gorica, Slovenia; and in Italy, Civica Raccolta del Disegno, Salò; Fondazione Bandera per l’Arte, Busto Arsizio; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Sesto Calende; MAPP Museo d’Arte Paolo Pini, Milan; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Calasetta; CAMeC, La Spezia, the Università degli Studi, Pavia and the Università Bocconi, Milano. Casentini was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2005 and was invited in 2011 at the 54ma Venice Biennale, at the Italian Pavillion for the Section Liguria. He was born in La Spezia, Italy. He graduated from the Liceo Artistico in Carrara in 1980 and from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara in 1984.</span></p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 08:05:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Gean Moreno, Ernesto Oroza - Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery - February 7th, 2013 - April 6th, 2013 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:03:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Jane Manus - Armory Art Center WPB - December 1st, 2012 - April 26th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Jane Manus shares a vision to create new and dynamic spaces with abstract, yet solid form. The exhibition at the Armory art Center will feature six of her large-scale works placed, as they are meant to be seen, in the outdoor sculpture garden. Though concrete and heavy in themselves, Manus's sculptures are artfully connected planes of line and geometric shape, joined as to invoke a complex, shifting array of transparent spaces and paradoxically unsubstantial solid forms. Her work actively engages her audience, as the shapes and spaces form and reform as the viewer moves closer to them, further away and around them. While seemingly at odds with their setting, Manus's sculptures are meant to be seen in the ever changing conditions of nature. her work forms a relationship with the play of shadow and the passage of time.</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 03:16:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - Armory Art Center WPB - January 19th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will feature and celebrate Cuban artists currently working in diverse media, including painting and video. Programming will highlight the music, poetry and cuisine of this vibrant culture. Exhibition organized by the Armory Art Center. Armory exhibitions are free and open to the public.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:02:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - Armory Art Center WPB - February 9th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The National Association of Women Artists was founded in 1889. It is the oldest professional women's fine art organization in the United States.  It provides a forum for women artists to share ideas and to exhibit their work. Through its exhibitons, programs. and archives, NAWA fosters awareness of the monumental contribution of women to the history of American art. The organization is inclusive and serves professional women artists of all backgrounds and traditions. Exhibition organized by NAWA.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:17:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - Armory Art Center WPB - February 15th, 2013 - March 15th, 2013 <p>Artists of Palm Beach County is a coalition created and managed by artists, for artists of all disciplines.  The talented members of this group will have their works featured in this exhibition. Exhibition organized by the Artists of Palm Beach County.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:19:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Group Show - Art Center / South Florida - February 23rd, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>WHAT IS winningART?</strong><br /> winningART is ArtCenter/South Florida’s annual fundraiser featuring artworks generously donated by resident artists. Your ticket purchases will help us support our mission of advancing the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MARK YOUR CALENDARS!</strong><br /> The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013. We’ll be throwing a big pARTy and the winners will be announced. If you buy more than 5 tickets, you and a guest get into the party for free!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>HOW DO I SEE THE ARTWORKS IN winningART?</strong><br /> You can the artworks above in the slideshow or visit The ArtCenter’s the Richard Shack Gallery to view the winningART collection is on view  from February 23, 2013 until March 16th.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>HOW TO WIN?<br /> </strong>Select your favorite artist(s) and purchase one or more tickets. The more tickets you purchase, the more chances you have to win!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>HOW MUCH?</strong><br /> Tickets are only $20 for a chance to win one artwork.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:34:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Wes Kline - Art Center / South Florida - Project 924 - January 5th, 2013 - March 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist <strong>Wes Kline</strong> will be recreating the unproduced film “Minotaur” by the mid-century avant garde filmmaker Hans Richter, using Project 924 as a collage space for re-imagining the film as a series of performative vignettes and architectural photographic archives strewn around the exhibition space. Kline produces a series of structures, video vignettes, photographs, archives, drawings, and performances that collapse the modernist figure of the “Minotaur” (a favorite of the Surrealists, Picasso, and many others) into a series of participatory moments. Instead of the fragmented figure of the Minotaur in a labyrinth, the viewer will encounter an opportunity to “repair,” “archive,” or “restructure” the Minotaur as a site of exchange and production. The title <em>MINOTAUROCRACY</em> humorously alludes to this ‘production,’ recalling the image of the Minotaur as not a fragment, but as a plurality.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:04:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Enrique Chavarria - ArtSpace / Virginia Miller Galleries - February 1st, 2013 - April 7th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Now that the new year is well underway, we have a visual treat in store for you: a Mexican surrealist described as a serious scholar with a delicious sense of humor. Enrique Chavarria’s paintings defy analysis. Art historian Tatiana Flores puts it this way: “Losing oneself in the images and enjoying the journeys into unexpected worlds that they offer yield the most satisfying visual and mental experience.”<br /> <br /> Ghosts and trolls, wraiths and fortunetellers, bizarre juxtapositions flow from the wellspring of his imagination, a torrent of unimaginable tableaux guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. His skillful draftsmanship may even present a few faces that look oddly familiar.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“<i>Chavarria</i> (1927-1998) is a Mexican surrealist in the tradition of Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington, but with his own iconography,” says gallery owner and director Virginia Miller.<br /> <br /> Trained in Mexico City at the Academia de San Carlos, the reclusive artist spent most of his life painting and studying. According to Bryna Prensky, the art dealer who acquired most of his work, “He knew several languages and his reading covered a broad range, from Homer and other ancient literature ... to more contemporary authors. Much of his work was inspired by poetry, particularly that of Rimbaud, Eluard, Valery and Andre Breton.” </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fairy tales, myths and legends of literature and alchemy can be seen in Chavarria’s fantasies, which often feature anthropomorphized plants and objects, bizarre juxtapositions of wraiths and realistic settings, and dream-like scenes with fairy-tale princesses interacting with nightmarish creatures.<br /> <br /> Laura Seewoester, writing in ”Pegasus News” of Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas, states that “Despite the whimsical nature of surrealism, he shows painstaking attention to detail and paints with the utmost precision. Each piece is brimming with imagination and symbolism. They possess an uncanny familiarity, due in part to his inspiration from surrealist greats such as Dali, in part to his religious and literary references and also because of his renaissance-esque style.” </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Chavarria</i>’s passion for snorkeling and underwater photography “explains his frequent marine scenes and inclusion of underwater creatures,” Prensky notes.<br /> <br /> Included with the dozens of oil paintings are a number of drawings and a page of the artist’s sketches of elements for future works.<br /> <br /> The artist’s biography includes solo exhibitions at the Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg; Mary Brogan Museum, Tallahassee; Latino Cultural Center, Dallas; Miami Museum of Science; Nueva Galeria de Arte; Galeria Bryna, Mexico City and Palm Beach; and Galeria Misrachi, Mexico City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:17:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook - Bass Museum of Art - December 6th, 2012 - March 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;" align="center"><strong>Bass Museum of Art Presents: The Endless Renaissance<em> – Six Solo Artist Projects: </em>Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="center">Opens December 6, concurrent with ABMB 2012</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Miami Beach, Fla. (October, 2012) </strong>- This December, the Bass Museum of Art shifts away from the curated group show to make room for six individual solo artist projects. On December 5, the Bass Museum of Art presents six international contemporary artists: Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland), Barry X Ball (USA), Walead Beshty (UK), Hans-Peter Feldmann (Germany), Ged Quinn (UK) and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand). In 2009, The Bass Museum of Art embarked on an ongoing exploration of the notion that all art was once contemporary and inversely, that all contemporary works of art are part of a continuum of art history. This ongoing project and these six artists presentations pay homage to the Bass Museum of Art’s mission statement, “we educate and inspire by exploring the connections between our historical collection and contemporary art.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Eija-Liisa Ahtila</strong><br /> Presenting her 2010 film installation <strong>The Annunciation</strong>, Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. 1959 Hämeenlinna, Finland) usually works in various multimedia formats. Often presenting large-scale, multi-channel installations, Ahtila probes the inner workings of cinema and how it is used to perceive the world.  For <strong>The Annunciation</strong>, Ahtila is exploring the Christian narrative from the Gospel of Luke, a scene which has been thoroughly depicted throughout art history.  In the film, characters are played mainly by non-professional actors, and it is set in an artist’s studio. The installation also includes several images of Annunciation paintings, showing Eija-Liisa’s direct engagement of significant art historical works in a contemporary fashion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Barry X Ball</strong><br /> Directly engaging the historic tradition of the portrait bust, Barry X Ball (b. 1955, Pasadena, California) utilizes digital technologies and unconventional types of stone in creating his body of work. Taking digital scans of his models, which include prominent historical sculptures and contemporary art-world figures, he uses a computer to manipulate and ultimately carve the sculptures. The resulting works provide eerie portraits of their sitters, simultaneously recognizable and obfuscating. The translucent nature of many of the types of stone he chooses gives his works a glowing, ethereal quality – a celestial quality which sculptors have been intensely pursuing throughout art history.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Walead Beshty</strong><br /> Exploring the very art world of which they are a part, the works of Walead Beshty (b. 1976, London, England) are diverse and often conceptually based. Keenly aware of their own histories, Beshty’s <strong>FedEx</strong> boxes and copper sculptures offer a detailed record of their journey between various locations. The <strong>FedEx</strong> works are displayed with their packaging, but they also chronicle the cracks and scratches they receive during their shipment. Similarly, Beshty’s copper panels are handled without gloves, allowing fingerprints and smudges to become part of each work’s appearance. As the history of art is concerned very much over a work’s provenance, or its record of ownership, Beshty’s works offer the viewer tangible accounts of their own prior histories.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Hans-Peter Feldmann</strong><br /> Throughout his career, Hans-Peter Feldmann (b. 1941, Dusseldorf, Germany) has collected images and objects, exploring how we find meaning and value in various everyday items. His work also examines the way that art functions, including the way it has traditionally increased the social status of its owner or has been used as historical record. In challenging the way that art-world works, Feldmann doesn’t sign his works, give them titles, or allow the use of labels. Using found images and paintings, he tweaks the objects ever so slightly, by adding a clown nose or crossed eyes, for example. In the end, these manipulations are just enough to subvert the original object’s meaning. Feldmann’s use of humor also allows him to question the viewer’s expectations of art throughout his work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hans-Peter Feldmann’s presentation was curated by Helena Tatay.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Ged Quinn</strong><br /> In his paintings, Ged Quinn, (b. 1963, Liverpool, England) places elements from literature, history and mythology within pastoral landscapes. Reassessing such landscapes with specific references and allusions to history, literature and mythology, Quinn probes the psychological depths of Romanticism and other schools of painting. Each painting operates on multiple levels, consisting of fragments of information. Disregarding typical linear narratives, Quinn’s works result in complex systems of information that invite endless interpretations. Exposing themes such as mortality, melancholia and transcendence, Quinn’s intensely philosophical and methodical paintings reflect his interest in how ideas travel throughout history.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook</strong><br /> Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (b. 1959, Trad, Thailand) explores the connections between the legacy of Western art and various Eastern cultures. In her works for this exhibition, she engages masterworks from prominent European artists that are well-known to Western audiences. She presents these works to rural Thai villagers and farmers who are likely unfamiliar with the legacies of each work. In doing so, she explores the connections that are created when two diverse realms are instantly intersected. As the Thai audiences approach these works with humor, concern, confusion and delight, several commonalities arise between two seemingly disparate cultures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Endless Renaissance – Six Solo Artist Projects: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook</strong> will be on view during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 with a VIP reception on December 5, 2012 9pm-12am. Special museum hours will be: Thursday, December 6 through Monday, December 10, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and regular museum hours thereafter. The exhibition runs through March 17, 2013.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:02:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Council of Fashion Designers of America - Boca Museum of Art - January 29th, 2013 - April 21st, 2013 <p><span style="color: #a0522d;">The season spotlight</span> at the Boca Raton Museum of Art is an ode to the illustrious designs created by members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).</p> <p><i>IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA</i> is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the quintessentially American artistry of the leading fashion trade organization in the United States. Spearheaded by Council President, Diane von Furstenberg, the exhibition includes garments and accessories by the most <i>impactful</i> creators of the last fifty years, on view from January 29 through April 21, 2013.</p> <p>Featured in the exhibition are projected images and interactive displays recognizing the nearly 600 designers who have been members of the CFDA over the last five decades. Each living designer selected to participate in the exhibition has chosen a single object or ensemble that best represents his or her impact on the fashion world. Work by historical CFDA members have been selected by exhibition curators, Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and Fred Dennis, the museum’s senior curator.</p> <p>Among the designers included in the exhibition are Alexander Wang, Bob Mackie, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Judith Leiber, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Miller, Norma Kamali, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Rick Owens, Thakoon, Vera Wang, and Zac Posen.</p> <p><b>IMPACT GALA</b><br />To coincide with <i>IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA</i>, the Boca Raton Museum of Art will host a black-tie gala on January 26, 2013. Art and fashion devotees will experience an elegant cocktail of food, fashion, and entertainment. Visit: bocamuseum.org/gala for more information.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:32:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Rudolf Bauer, Carl Erickson, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, John Rawlings - Boca Museum of Art - January 29th, 2013 - April 21st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Draw and Shoot</em> offers a sampling of 20th century fashion drawings and photographs, </strong>showcasing the evolving aesthetics of fashion design and its documentation by pencil and camera. Over 50 works from the Museum’s collection will be on display from artists such as Rudolf Bauer, Carl Erickson, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, and John Rawlings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is a testament to changing notions of style, beauty, and the artistry of its documentation – from Rene Bouché’s drawings of private, in-store fashion shows typical of the 1940s to Helmut Newton’s highly-dramatic, gritty, and defiantly sexualized fashion shoots of the 1980s. The Museum’s assemblage artists and eras provide an insightful study of the rich history of fashion design, and serves as the perfect complement to exhibition, <em>IMPACT: 50 Years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America</em>.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:02:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Jody Culkin - Boca Museum of Art - January 29th, 2013 - April 21st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Jody Culkin: Refashioned</em> subverts traditional functions of women’s apparel </strong>by creating quirky, ironic faux-utilitarian clothing and accessories which question whether fashion entraps or liberates women – or both.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Purses are adorned with roving eyes or water spouts. A burka is refashioned to be sheer with a spinning propeller that could allow an imaginary occupant to escape her repression. A hoodie is reinterpreted as a feminist Victorian headdress. A soccer shirt is transformed into a dress with bonnet and copper mesh sleeves reminiscent of medieval chainmail.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Culkin uses the craftsmanship and formal properties of garment-making such as hand-stitching, pattern-making, sensuous fabrics, along with formal properties of color, form, pattern, decoration shape, and texture. Common to her work are elements which are vaguely threatening, such as steel wool and broken glass, along with prosaic and fragile materials such as cardboard for jewelry that could melt in the first rain. Culkin’s work disrobes fashion, subverting its more restraining elements in favor of an idiosyncratic expression of female empowerment.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:22:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Susan Weiner, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Nyeema Morgan, Kathryn Zazenski - carol jazzar contemporary art - February 15th, 2013 - March 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Carol Jazzar is pleased to present<strong> Collinear Points</strong>, a group exhibition of works by Rosemarie Chiarlone &amp; Susan Weiner, Nyeema Morgan and Kathryn Zazenski which features texts as pictorial expression.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Miami based artist <strong>Rosemarie Chiarlone</strong> and poet <strong>Susan Weiner</strong> collaborate on works on paper in which words and phrases are inscribed into the paper surface by hand via needle puncture, both from the front and the back, which adds to the complexity of the marks. The maze-like arrangement of words causes their meanings - thoughts on connection and disconnection in personal relationships - to reflect back and forth on one another like an echo chamber, instead of following in the traditional left to right sentence structure. Chiarlone and Weiner have collaborated for 10 years, exhibiting works at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; Center for the Book Arts in New York City; McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, Massachusetts; Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design; Pyramid Atlantic, Maryland; Girls Club and Biennes Museum of the Modern Book in Ft. Lauderdale; Art &amp; Culture Center of Hollywood, the Arthur and Jaffe Center for Book Arts and the Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Nyeema Morgan</strong>'s interdisciplinary work "explores the personal and cultural economy of knowledge through familiar artifacts." Ten works from her series titled "Forty-Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Use To Make" uses a rule-based drawing process to sequentially edit forty-seven variations on an "easy pound cake" recipe culled from Google searches. Morgan employs hand-drawn digital processes to ultimately produce small digital works that replace and negate ordinary instructions. Morgan, a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art and California College of the Arts, is based in New York. She has been a resident artist at Abrons Art Center, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art as well as attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited her works at Artspace, New Haven, CT; Art in General, New York, NY; Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris; The Bindery Projects, St. Paul, MN and the South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK.   </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Kathryn Zazenski</strong> will exhibit two large-scale drawings that exemplify the artist's strategy of observing the relationship between emotion and language as well as other methods of communication. Five hundred of the most common and five hundred of the least common words used in the English language are depicted as black bands, blocks and line segments placed at intervals along parallel lines. Her works exposes new views of quotidian symbols in both physical and psychological space. Zazenski is based in Philadelphia and is currently getting her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has exhibited her work in various galleries across the US and abroad and was selected for the Fountainhead Residency of Miami in 2012.</p> <p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:03:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Group Show - CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) - December 5th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Unsaid/Spoken, </em>Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and CIFO</strong>   Collections will be on view from December 5 – March 3, 2013. The exhibition includes about 38 pieces by 24 artists from different generations and latitudes, who share a common experience of promoting and transforming art practices.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">According to CIFO’s Curatorial Award recipients Moacir dos Anjos and José Roca, “this exhibition brings together work that testifies to the tension between what is yet to be said (or cannot be uttered) and the aftermath of communication, when all has been said and done. Silenced speech, timid elocutions, unintelligible languages, unknown codes, forgotten tongues, the somewhat obscure discourse of science, censorship, and repression, slowly give way to murmurs, connections, bridges, open conversations and conclusive statements. Following an intuitive process of formal association and conceptual juxtaposition, the show intends to be seen as an exercise in curatorial collaboration.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists include Tatiana Blass (Brazil), Mira Schendel (Brazil), Ana Maria Maiolino (Brazil), Johanna Calle (Colombia), Detanico / Lain (Brazil), Ícaro Zorbar (Colombia), Pablo Helguera (Mexico), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), Doug  Aitken (USA), Antonio Vega Macotela (Mexico), Rivane Neuenschwander (Brazil), Mark Dion (USA), Julieta Aranda (Mexico), Franz Erhard Walther (Germany), Chantal Akerman (Belgium), Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba), Felipe Dulzaides (Cuba), Gabriel Orozco (Mexico), Damián Ortega (Mexico), Francis Alys (Mexico), Félix González-Torres (Cuba), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico), Tamar Guimaraes (Brazil) and  Joseph Griguely (USA).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Curators: </strong><strong>2012 CIFO Curatorial Award Recipients</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>1<sup>st</sup> Place: US $15,000</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>José Roca</strong> is a curator based in Bogotá, Colombia. Most recently he served as the Chief Curator of the 8th Mercosul Biennial. Previously he was the artistic director of <em>Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious</em>—a festival of contemporary graphic art taking place in 2010 in various exhibition spaces in Philadelphia, USA. One of his most notable contributions was his direction of the curatorial program at the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Banco de la República, Bogotá where he transformed it into one of the most respected institutions in Latin America. Other curatorial contributions include: co-curator of the <em>1st Poli/grafica Triennial</em> in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004); <em>27th São Paulo Biennial</em>, Brazil (2006); and <em>Encuentro de Medellín MDE07</em> (2007). He has curated numerous exhibitions for institutions all over the world including: <em>Traces of Friday: art, tourism, displacement</em>, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA (2003); <em>Botánica política</em>, Sala Montcada, La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain (2004); <em>Phantasmagoria: Espectros da Ausência</em>, touring exhibition organized by iCI (Independent Curators International) ; and <em>Muntadas: Mecanismos da Imagem</em>, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (2010). José Roca is currently the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London, and Artistic Director of FLORA ars+natura, an independent space for contemporary art in Bogota, Colombia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>2<sup>nd</sup> Place: US $7,500</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Moacir dos Anjos </strong>is a curator and art critic based in Recife, Brazil. Most recently he was a curator of the <em>Brazilian Pavillion </em>at <em>2011 Venice Biennale</em>, Chief-Curator of the <em>29th São Paulo Biennial </em>(2010), co-curator of the <em>2007 Mercosul Biennial</em> and curator of the 2007 edition of <em>Panorama da Arte Brasileira</em> at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Dos Anjos is a Research Fellow at the Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil and was director of the Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães (Mamam), also in Recife (2001-2006). He also curated a number of solo exhibitions by Brazilian contemporary artists, including Cildo Meireles, Rosângela Rennó, Nelson Leirner and Rivane Neuenschwander. Moacir dos Anjos has published extensively on contemporary art and artists, both in Brazil and abroad. Among his recent essays are “Where All Places Are”, on Cildo Meireles (London: Tate, 2008) and “Inventing Politics”, in <em>Plegaria Muda - Doris Salcedo</em> (Lisbon: Centro de Arte Moderno, 2011).</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:03:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list